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Computer Science A Level at The Holt School

Course description

(Year 12)
Comp1: Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise
 Fundamentals of: Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation
 The System Development Lifecycle
Comp 2: Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and the Internet
 Fundamentals of Computer Systems and the Hardware Elements of Computers
 The Structure of the Internet
 Web Page Design
 Consequences of Uses of Computing
(Year 13)
Comp 3: Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking
 Problem Solving
 Programming Concepts
 Real Numbers
 Operating Systems
 Databases
 Communication and Networking
Comp 4: The Computing Practical Project - This is where you will develop a system for a real end user.
The aim of the project is to test your knowledge by developing an integrated system which will develop
and enrich your programming skills and provide you with in depth knowledge of the software
development lifecycle. This project provides an excellent introduction to university style assessments.

Entry requirements

grade C in maths GCSE is essential, B is desirable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holt School directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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